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Monday, October 22


Corruption, Conflict and Development: Delivering Development Results in High-Corruption Risk Environments
A growing number of countries falls today under the definition of fragile or in conflict. To develop and implement policies aimed at promoting peace, stability and inclusive growth is a challenge because of the volatile and complex political conditions on the ground. This challenge is further exacerbated by the lack of transparency and accountability policy-makers and donor practitioners face in these countries and by the frequent abuse of power. The limited success in supporting inclusive growth and accountable institutions in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, Sierra Leone and CAR is a sobering reminder of the urgency of this challenge and of our collective vulnerability when it comes to address corruption in these contexts, and more broadly to establish the foundations for inclusive growth and development.

The proposed high-level panel will bring together the experience of policy makers and development practitioners to highlight some of the initial lessons that are emerging and to emphasize the areas where our collective response is needed to push this agenda forward. Some lessons are emerging: (i) the importance to understand the context and have a long-term vision; (ii) the (often greatly underestimated) risk associated with the existing corruption networks; (iii) the limited understanding of how corruption networks operate in these contexts; (iv) the critical role of accountability and rule of law systems and the biased toward reconstruction of physical infrastructure rather than of governance systems; (v) the need to focus on building capacity and skills within the government systems on the ground. All these risks undermine stability and the peace process. The proposed high-level panel will be complemented by technical panels and practitioners’ discussions that will zoom in on specific dimensions of the challenge to address corruption in fragile environments.


Francesca Recanatini

Lead Public Sector Specialist, World Bank


Abdallah Al Dardari

Sr. Adviser, World Bank

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

Director, Hertie School of Governance

Matthew Murray

President, Monitoring and Evaluation Committee, Afghanistan

Workshop Coordinators

Alex Habershon

Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), World Bank

Monday October 22, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 2
  • Organiser World Bank


Fighting Corruption for Global Security: Prevention of Violent Extremism, Conflict and Forced Migration
The objective of the workshop is to present research findings from the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, EU, and Africa regions on the linkages between corruption, violent extremism, conflict and forced migration, discuss strategies and development entry points to address these linkages.
More specifically, the panellists will:
  • Share practical experiences from the field to clarify the linkages that exist between corruption and violent extremism, conflict and forced migration.
  • Present various approaches and vision on how to prevent violent extremism by addressing the root causes of corruption.
  • Facilitate dialogue among key policymakers and stakeholders on addressing corruption within the migration realm.
  • Share recommendations and possible programmatic entry points with the development community on what needs to be done to address corruption, violent extremism and forced migration to achieve development results.
Session Rapporteur: Charlene Lui

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Katherine Marshall

World Faiths Development Dialogue

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Yoojin Choi

Head of Programmes & Activities Department, International Anti-Corruption Academy
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Samuel de Jaegere

Anti-Corruption Advisor, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Mr. Samuel De Jaegere currently supports policy development on “corruption involving vast quantities of assets” as Anti-Corruption Advisor in the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch in UNODC HQ in Vienna (Austria). Previously, he served for five years as UNODC Regional Anti-Corruption... Read More →
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Patrick Keuleers

Director, Governance and Peacebuilding, United Nations Development Programme
Mr. Patrick Keuleers is the Director of UNDP’s Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support in New York. He brings 34 years of experience in development policies and programming, in particular in the field of democratic governance and peacebuilding... Read More →
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Debra LaPrevotte

Senior Investigator, The Sentry
Debra LaPrevotte is the Senior Investigator for The Sentry.  The Sentry seeks to disrupt and ultimately dismantle the network of perpetrators, facilitators, and enablers who fund and profit from Africa’s deadliest conflicts.  Debra is currently investigating violent kleptocracy... Read More →

Leah Wawro

Manager, Conflict and Insecurity team, Transparency International

Workshop Coordinators
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Aida Arutyunova

Programme Manager of Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (ACPIS), UNDP ACPIS

Monday October 22, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 3
  • Organiser United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


Fighting Corruption in “Post-Truth” America: What Have We Learned, What Are We Doing About It?
This panel addresses the new (and not so new) corruption challenges America is facing as well as new responses to fighting corruption in the US beyond the traditional toolbox.  Bringing together leading anti-corruption leaders working at state and federal levels, from conservative, nonpartisan, and progressive points of view, we will debate:

1) What does Trumpian politics or the rise of Bernie Sanders “Our Revolution” movement tell us about how        Americans are experiencing corruption in their daily lives?
2) How are American anti-corruption activists re-assessing the current corruption challenges in the US?
3) How well is the traditional evidence-based advocacy toolkit working and what else is needed?
4) What are the most promising new approaches to tackling corruption in America?

The panel brings new and powerful voices to the IACC. Speaking will be Renaldo Pearson, a leader of the Democracy Spring movement, whose 7 Deadly Sins of American Democracy speech at the Unrig the System Summit became a touchstone of thousands of anticorruption and pro-democracy activists around the country. Danielle Brian, leader of one of the most influential nonpartisan federal corruption NGOs in the country, POGO, will be speaking, focusing on their latest efforts to engage Americans across party lines on contemporary corruption issues. Nora Gilbert, director for strategic projects and partnerships of Represent.Us, which is awakening a powerful anticorruption movement targeting state-level corruption across the US will be speaking. And Pablo E. Carrillo, will be speaking. Pablo served as Chief of Staff to US Senator John McCain and was responsible for the development and implementation of the Senator's legislative and congressional oversight strategy. Pablo led investigative counsel on some of the most high-profile Senate investigations into federal corruption such as the Jack Abramoff Tribal lobbying scandal and the Boeing tanker scandal. He also serves as a Board Director of R Street.Sarah Chayes, author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security, will share some of her latest thinking on how American corruption fits into the global phenomenon of transnational kleptocractic networks.

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Zoe Reiter

Interim Representative to US, Transparency International Secretariat
Since 2008, Zoë has worked at Transparency International. Currently, she serves as TI’s interim representative to the US and senior project leader. Her work in the US involves working with diverse stakeholders to help re-establish TI’s formal presence in the US. The purpose of... Read More →

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Danielle Brian

Executive Director, POGO
Danielle Brian is the Executive Director of the Project On Government Oversight (POGO). Under her leadership, the organization has grown from two employees and a budget in the thousands of dollars in 1993 to an organization with forty staff and a budget of six million. POGO is a nonpartisan... Read More →
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Pablo E. Carrillo

Squire Patton Boggs in its Defense & Maritime Security Public Policy Practice Group/ R Street/Senator McCain, Counsel/Board of Director/Former Chief of Staff
Pablo Carrillo served until recently as Chief of Staff to US Senator John McCain, Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee and former US presidential candidate. He was responsible for the development and implementation of the Senator's legislative and congressional oversight strategy.Pablo... Read More →
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Sarah Chayes

Former Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Sarah Chayes, previously a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance program, is the author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security. She is internationally recognized for her innovative thinking on corruption and its implications. Her... Read More →
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Nora Gilbert

Director of Strategic Projects and Partnerships, Represent.US
Nora Gilbert is the Director of Strategic Projects & Partnerships at RepresentUs, a grassroots organization that brings together Americans from across the political spectrum to pass anti-corruption laws. Before joining RepresentUs, Nora worked for a range of food policy organizations... Read More →
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Renaldo Pearson

Co-Mission Director/ Social Engineer-in-Residence, Democracy Spring/ Harvard University
Renaldo M. Pearson is the Co-Mission Director of Democracy Spring, a millennial-led civil resistance movement organization committed to winning a real democracy free of voter suppression and the corrupting influence of big money in politics. Democracy Spring made history in April... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 5
  • Organiser Transparency International Representative to US


How to Counter the Backlash Against Transparency in the Age of Fake News & Data Breaches
With fears around facebook’s data scandal and fake news, many transparency campaigners are facing a tough backlash from politicians and the general public. This is especially concerning because they believe transparency and privacy are mutually exclusive. This misperception presents the transparency and open data space with an alarming challenge. We want to host a community brainstorm on the most powerful arguments to counter this belief and crowdsource the most impactful case studies from the IACC community.

Session Rapporteur: Madeleine McCarroll


Hera Hussain

Senior Advocacy Manager, Open Contracting Partnership
Hera is the Senior Advocacy Manager at Open Contracting Partnership. She catalyzes communities, journalists, and activists, helping them utilize open data and technological innovation to create positive social change around the globe. A young leader in the open data and open government... Read More →
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Zosia Sztykowski

Project Lead, OpenOwnership
Zosia Sztykowski is the coordinator for OpenOwnership, a new project to launch an open data registry of beneficial ownership information from around the world. With a background in cultural analysis and feminist organizing, Zosia is dedicated to effecting policy and shifting norms... Read More →

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Will Fitzgibbon

Reporter, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Will Fitzgibbon is a reporter for ICIJ. In 2014, Will was ICIJ’s first Investigative Journalism Fellow. He was a reporter on ICIJ's Swiss Leaks project and heads ICIJ's Africa Desk, coordinating and expanding ICIJ's collaboration with journalists across Africa. Before coming... Read More →

Madeleine McCarroll

Senior Manager, B Team
Madeleine is a Senior Manager at the B Team. She has eight years experience working across commercial and government sectors in the areas of energy and conservation. She has a background in partnerships, business development and management. Previous to her role as Senior Manager... Read More →

Tom Walker

Research Manager, Engine Room
Tom Walker is the Research Manager at the Engine Room. He started out writing and editing for newspapers, consultancies and think tanks on topics including politics and corruption in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, then moved into designing and managing election-related projects in countries... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 7
  • Organiser Open Contracting Partnership


Screening Hidden Beneficial Owners to Combat Corruption in Oil, Gas and Mining
Experience has shown that the extractive industries are particularly prone to corruption, given the large revenues and associated risks. Developing countries lose significant economic resources each year as a result of corrupt or illegal deals involving anonymous companies. A recent review of over 100 oil, gas and mining corruption cases found that over half involved companies with problematic hidden beneficial owners.

In this session, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and Transparency International’s global Mining for Sustainable Development (M4SD) Programme join forces to present the latest research and tools on uncovering and tackling corruption risks using beneficial ownership disclosures and screening mechanisms.

You’ll also hear from practitioners in industry, government and civil society, who will talk about their approaches and experiences using beneficial ownership data - why they use it, how they use it, and what they think needs to change for such information to contribute to more effective anti-corruption efforts.
There will be plenty of time for discussion and to share experiences, lessons and advice in this hands-on and dynamic workshop as we build a more complete picture of how to tackle problematic hidden extractive company ownership and combat corruption in this major industry.

EITI sets the global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources. 51 countries have signed up to implement the EITI Standard. By 2020, extractives companies applying for or holding licenses and contracts in EITI countries must disclose their beneficial owners.

NRGI provides technical advice, applied research, policy analysis, and capacity development to innovative agents of change within government, civil society, the media, the private sector, and international institutions to promote accountable and effective governance in the extractive industries.

Transparency International’s global M4SD Programme uses evidence-based dialogue and engagement with key stakeholders to enhance transparency and accountability in decisions to grant mining licences and contracts. The programme is implemented by local partners in twenty countries in Africa, the Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Session Rapporteur:  Asmara Klein

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Nicole Bieske

Head of Programme, Mining for Sustainable Development Programme, Transparency International Australia
Nicole has over 14 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in not-for-profits, both in International Non-Governmental Organisations and at the grassroots. At Oxfam Nicole managed policy, advocacy and campaigns teams within Australia and globally. Prior to her role at Oxfam... Read More →
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Matthieu Salomon

Senior Governance Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute
Matthieu has worked on governance and anticorruption issues for 15 years, mainly based in Southeast Asia. He was previously the international senior advisor for Vietnam’s Towards Transparency (Transparency International’s official Vietnamese affiliate) and served as the anticorruption... Read More →

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Lisa Caripis

Research and Policy Manager, Mining for Sustainable Development Programme, Transparency International Australia
Lisa is a published researcher and experienced legal and policy analyst with a history in academia and non-governmental organisations in Australia and Latin America. She previously researched and lectured on energy, climate, and environmental law at the University of Melbourne Law... Read More →
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Ines Schjolberg

Policy Director, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Ines Schjolberg Marques is part of the Anglophone and Lusophone Africa team focussing on Eastern and Southern Africa, and supports wider policy work at the EITI International Secretariat. She holds an MSc in Development Studies from London School of Economics, and has previously worked... Read More →
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Erica Westenberg

Governance Programs Director, Natural Resource Governance Institute
Erica leads NRGI’s portfolio of research, technical assistance, capacity development and advocacy on government and private sector policies and public oversight mechanisms that shape extractive sector governance. She is a lawyer and provides policy advice in resource-rich countries... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators
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Lisa Caripis

Research and Policy Manager, Mining for Sustainable Development Programme, Transparency International Australia
Lisa is a published researcher and experienced legal and policy analyst with a history in academia and non-governmental organisations in Australia and Latin America. She previously researched and lectured on energy, climate, and environmental law at the University of Melbourne Law... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 9
  • Organiser Transparency International Australia
Tuesday, October 23


'Golden ticket' or 'Get of jail free card'? How to Stop the Corrupt from Buying Citizenship
Global Witness and the Global Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) are joining forces to ensure that citizenship- and residency-by-investment are not open to abuse by the corrupt and the criminal.

The panel discussion will: raise the awareness of the global anti-corruption community to the multifaceted risks posed by the citizenship- and residency-by-investment schemes on offer in the European Union and other jurisdictions; discuss our recommendations for reducing risks (e.g. enhanced due diligence, transparency standards, application of AML regulations); test our policy recommendations and understanding of the schemes with a global audience; and showcase the investigations, methodology and success of the GACC.

This will be the first time that the full gamut of risks posed by CBI and RBI schemes - and the means to tackle them - will be discussed on a world stage. It will also be the first time that an active GACC campaign will be profiled.

To reach safe haven many corrupt officials avail themselves of "citizenship by investment" or "residency by investment" schemes. We contend that these schemes are a key part of the ‘corruption toolkit’ that enables the corrupt to enjoy the proceeds of their crimes, avoid red flags, and evade prosecution. As such, these schemes are effectively a ‘get out of jail free’ card that allow nefarious individuals to continue their corrupt activity in their jurisdiction of choice, enjoying global mobility and the additional rights and safety conferred by new residency and citizenship. These concerns are borne out by numerous investigations that have published over the past year. Stories uncovered by the GACC have revealed how these schemes risk enabling the corrupt to achieve safe haven and have the potential to corrupt the state itself when these schemes are poorly run and too-easily exploited by corrupt figures.

As a result of the panel:
  • Attendees will find out how CBI & RBI schemes form part of the ‘corruption toolkit’.
  • Campaigners will be inspired by the GACC methodology and equipped to lobby governments to review their exposure to the risks posed by CBI & RBI schemes and call for stronger due diligence and transparency measures.
  • Investigators will be informed of the policy and advocacy context surrounding CBI & RBI schemes.
  • Due-diligence professionals will be informed of the due diligence needed to identify risks associated with CBI & RBI applicants.
  • Government officials will be made aware of the risks involved the schemes and how to mitigate them.
  • Campaigners and investigative journalists will be empowered to connect with Global Witness and the GACC in order to grow the campaign worldwide.
After the panel, participants will be able join a mailing list to receive new research and campaign updates and will be invited to take part in social media advocacy efforts focused on the 2019 European elections.

Session Rapporteur: Cornelia Abel

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Mike Davis

Director of Campaigns, Planning & Evaluation, Global Witness
Mike Davis is Director of Campaigns, Planning and Evaluation at Global Witness and coordinates work across its 15 campaigns. From 2013 to the end of 2016 Mike was Global Witness’ representative in Asia. In this role he oversaw the organisation’s work in China and conducted a year-long... Read More →

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Laure Brillaud

Anti-Money Laundering Policy Officer, TI EU
Laure joined Transparency International EU in 2016 and leads the work on Anti-Money Laundering. Prior to that, she worked at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In particular, she conducted policy analysis and outreach on corruption in the extractive... Read More →
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Susana Coroado

Board member, TI-Portugal
Susana Coroado is the Vice-Chairwoman of Transparency International Portugal. Before taking the position, she was a researcher for over six years, having authored several reports, namely on the national integrity system, lobbying, SDG16, money laundering and golden visas. Susana is... Read More →
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Sara Farolfi

Investigative Reporter, IRPI
Sara Farolfi is an Italian freelance journalist and a member of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI). Her stories have been published by the Guardian and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). She was a key investigative reporter in the cross-border... Read More →
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Ana Gomez MEP

Member, European Parliament for Portugal
Ana Gomes is a Member of the European Parliament, since 2004. Her main interests are the build up of a united Europe and the promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the EU and in the world. In the European Parliament, she tries to mainstream these concerns by being... Read More →
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Sylwia Wolos

Head of Proposition, Thomson Reuters
Sylwia Wolos is Head of Enhanced Due Diligence Proposition for Thomson Reuters. She has a decade of hands-on experience in public domain research and investigation, gained through establishing and managing regional EDD operations teams. Sylwia has contributed to the development of... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators

Ava Lee

Senior Anti-Corruption Communications Advisor, Global Witness

Naomi Hirst

Senior Campaigner, Global Witness

Tuesday October 23, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 1
  • Organiser Global Witness


Fighting Facilitation Payments - Innovative or Insane?
The Fight Against Facilitation Payments Initiative (FAFPI) is a new initiative uniting Danish companies and organisations in the fight against demands for facilitation payments.
The objective is to discuss how and why this collective action initiative is needed, why facilitation payment is so hurtful and how all actors can be part of fighting facilitation payments.

Workshop Coordinators
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Christine Jøker Lohmann

Group Compliance Manager, Ramboll
Christine Jøker Lohmann is Group Compliance Manager at Ramboll, a large global engineering and design consultancy and provider of management consultancy. Christine holds a M.A. in Social Anthropology and has a long legacy within the field of anti-corruption. She has conducted research... Read More →

Tuesday October 23, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 2
  • Organiser Confederation of Danish Industry


Gone but Not Forgotten: Beyond the legacy of the Anti-Corruption Summit
In 2018, the conversations at international convenings focused to a large extent on tackling corruption. Whether it was in the African Union, the OECD forum in March, the Summit of Americas is on “Democratic Governance against Corruption” in Aprile, to the OGP Global Summit in Georgia in July, and now on to the IACC. Summits of this kind are typically important moments to secure high-level political commitment the the anti-corruption agenda, yet more often than not, global summits result in little follow through or accountability for implementation. 

This panel discussion will look at commitments made at the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit in London, and speak to the progress made by a number of governments on implementing these commitments. The panel will seek to highlight success stories since the Summit, showcase champion countries and share lessons learned – on national, regional and international levels – turn into action (e.g. through the use of the OGP National Action Plans). It also seeks to surface ideas on how to make stronger linkages between global forums (including the IACC) and domestic reform agenda. It will also look at the role civil society will play in reinforcing and monitoring governments in implementing these commitments. 

- Ensure these commitments remain a priority for the implementing governments/partners
- Identify anti-corruption leaders who can generate momentum/re-energise others across different global forums
- Maintain visibility and profile of the commitments made at the London Summit and other relevant global forums

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Tonu Basu

Lead, Thematic Priorities, Open Government Partnership
Tonu leads OGP's cross-organizational program on thematic priorities, to advance reforms on sectors such as anti-corruption and civic space, through OGP action plans. She focuses on supporting the OGP Steering Committee’s engagement on thematic issues, strengthening OGP’s work... Read More →
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Gavin Hayman

Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership

Juliet Ibekaku

Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reform, and National Coordinator, OGP, Government of Nigeria

Joe Powell

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Open Government Partnership

Yama Yari

Minister for Public Works, Afghanistan

Workshop Coordinators
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Tonu Basu

Lead, Thematic Priorities, Open Government Partnership
Tonu leads OGP's cross-organizational program on thematic priorities, to advance reforms on sectors such as anti-corruption and civic space, through OGP action plans. She focuses on supporting the OGP Steering Committee’s engagement on thematic issues, strengthening OGP’s work... Read More →

Tuesday October 23, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 3
  • Organiser Open Government Partnership


How Can We Help Reduce Corruption - Guidelines, Practise and Culture
As Danish companies are players internationally they meet challenges regarding corruption all over the world. Corruption has the potential to undermine people’s trust in political and economic systems, institutions and leaders. It might discourage investments and distort international competitive conditions. It can cause negative impacts on human rights, cost people their freedom, health, money - and sometimes their lives.  The concrete dilemma may be the following:

If a company operates in a country where it is common practice to make payments to public officials, and you just said no, but are advised by the official that it will lead to a delay of 2 weeks, which will have serious consequences for your company, what do you then do?

Why is the anti-corruption work so important?
The importance of the global business community and trade for Danish business and for Danish companies – and why anti-corruption is important.

Can international guidelines be helpful? Presentation of the Danish Contact Point to the OECD.
OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises includes a chapter on anti-corruption. One of the fundamental principles of the guidelines is an obligation to risk-based due diligence in order to help companies to implement anti-corruption practices. The Danish Contact Point to the OECD deals with cases of whether Danish companies, public authorities etc. act in compliance with the principles set up by the OECD Guidelines, including anti-corruption and has an obligation raise awareness about the OECD guidelines [1]. The special system of mediation, complaints and due diligence will be presented by chairman of the Danish National Contact point for OECD Professor Linda Nielsen.

How can enterprises play a role in combating corruption – examples of good practise
Representatives from important Danish sectors as pharma and shipping will share their experiences on anti-corruption and share their views on who to address: Management, CSR specialists, employees in general. We will learn more about what are the tools in their toolbox and what about incentives and organization culture? Presentations will be made by Cecilia Müller Torbrand, Program Director, Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) and Jesper Lund Bredesen, HQ-PARC Chair, Senior Director Lundbeck.

Which are the challenges and ways forward to reduce corruption?
A panel composed by business representatives will discuss challenges and ways to move forward. How can decision-making include anti-corruption focus and practice?

Session Rapporteur: Prof. Linda Nielsen

 [1] More information about the Danish National Contact Point to the OECD www.businessconduct.dk 

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Jesper Lund Bredesen

Divisional Director, H. Lundbeck A/S
Have developed and is chairing the organization responsible for H. Lundbeck’s promotional compliance (HQ-PARC).Background  Educated medical doctor – practised for 10 years (have specialist recognition), achieved research scholarship and published a long list of research-based... Read More →
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Andreas Brogaard Buhl

Head of Sustainability and Corporate Governance /Board Member, Investment Fund for Developing Countries(IFU)/ UN Global Compact Network in Denmark 2017-2019
Andreas is heading up IFU’s Sustainability Unit. He works with Environmental, Social and Governance issues related to IFU’s investment process. He is also responsible for IFU’s reporting on development effects and the SDG’s as well as training of investment officers in ESG... Read More →
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Cecilia Muller Torbrand

Program Director, Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)
Cecilia leads the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN). She was one of the front drivers for its establishment in 2011, and has served as chair of the network and as collective action lead in the MACN Steering committee. MACN has won multiple awards for its work.  Cecilia is an... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators

Ellen Marie Friis Johansen

Chief Adviser, Danish National Contact Point to the OECD

Tuesday October 23, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 5
  • Organiser The Secretariat of the Danish National Contact Point to the OECD


Methods and Technology to Fight Land Corruption
The workshop session focuses on the use of data and technology in enhancing transparency and accountability in land governance. The workshop session will include the following presentations:

Presentation 1
Title: The Dashboard for People-Centered Land Governance: Indicators for Transparency in the Land Sector
Topic: The International Land Coalition (ILC) is currently piloting the Dashboard Tool for People-Centered Land Governance Monitoring. Based on common indicators and methodologies developed in consultation with members, the Dashboard gives priority to the people, communities and concerns underrepresented in existing data.

Presentation 2
Title: Secure Tenure Rights and Engage Local Communities with Technology in Madagascar
Topic: Transparency International – Initiative Madagascar developed a land-surveying application called Cadastre Registry Inventory Without Paper (CRISP), to engage the community to survey their land. This application creates a transitory Land –certificate, which can increase the bargaining power of the community in relation to the state.

  • Presentation 3
Title: A Workflow Platform to Improve the Land Acquisition in Zambia: The Process Approach
Topic: Transparency International Zambia developed a workflow platform to document, visualize and popularize processes of land acquisition in Zambia. It will enable the public to navigate and search within processes, find information and attachments, and submit reports about a specific step directly to the authority in charge. This will shed light on the processes and help fight corruption and improve the processes at every level

  • Presentation 4
Title: Citizen led social accountability anti-corruption initiatives: what is working in the land context?
Topic: With this presentation, Transparency International Rwanda will highlight the experiences made with regard to citizen participation and their impact on fighting corruption in service delivery on land. They will present a set of lessons learned from an established social accountability system which relies on collective efforts.

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Paul Banoba

Africa Regional Advisor, Transparency International

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Eva Hershaw

Land Monitoring and Data Specialist, International Land Coalition
Eva Hershaw joined the ILC in 2017 as a land monitoring and data specialist on the Dashboard initiative. Holding two master’s in journalism and Latin American studies, Hershaw has worked as an investigative journalist on agriculture, land and trade policy. Prior to her arrival at... Read More →
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Rueben Lifuka

Vice Chair/ President, Transparency International/ TI Zambia
Rueben Lifuka is an architect and an environmental consultant and managing partner with Riverine Zambia Limited. He is the founder and a director of the consultancy firm Dialogue Africa and chair of the National Governing Council of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism process in Zambia... Read More →
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Apollinaire Mupiganyi

Executive Director, Transparency International Rwanda Chapter
Mr. Apollinaire Mupiganyi is a Rwandan nationality. He holds a master degree in Business administration, major in management, from Neuchatel University (Switzerland) and a Postgrade Diploma in international projects management of Applied University of western of Switzerland. He has... Read More →
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Ketakandriana RAFITOSON

Executive Director, Transparency International – Initiative Madagascar (TI-IM)
Ketakandriana Rafitoson is a Malagasy political scientist and a Public Law specialist by training, and has a proven track record of expertise in Energy Law. She is also a democracy and human rights activist with a special interest for Civil and political rights. A founder of several... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators

Jean Brice Tetka

Data and Technology Coordinator, Transparency International

Tuesday October 23, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 7
  • Organiser Transparency International


Public Sector Excellence and Preventing Corruption
The aim of the workshop is to present work that UNDP, UNODC, GIZ and selected countries have done in the areas of public service reform and prevention of corruption.
More specifically, the objectives of the workshop are as follows:
  1. Launch UNDP-UNODC publication on “Public Sector Excellence to Prevent Corruption”
  2. Present findings from the GIZ study on public sector compliance in Latin and South America
  3. Presenting country cases from Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific regions on how corruption prevention measures have contributed to public sector excellence and vice versa.
Session Rapporteur: Stina Eriksson


Candice Welsh

Chief, Implementation Support Section, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, UNODC

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Joy Aceron

Head, G Watch, Philippines
Also a research affiliate and adviser to Accountability Research Center (ARC) (www.accountabilityresearch.org); and the National Researcher for the Philippines of the Open Government Partnership (OGP)-Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM). See my latest book: https://www.g-watch.org/resources/vertical-integration-research/going-vertical-citizen-led-reform-campaigns-philippines-2nd... Read More →
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Nicole Botha

Senior Advisor, Anticorruption and Integrity Programm, Deutsche Gesellschaft fürInternationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Nicole Botha is currently heading the global GIZ Sector Programme on Anticorruption and Integrity in Bonn, Germany. She has over 13 years work experience in development cooperation projects. Nicole’s regional experience focuses on Africa where she has been working on a number of... Read More →
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Nika Gilauri

Managing partner/Ex-Prime Minister, “Reformatics”/ Georgia
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Ken Ngangan

Secretary of the Department of Finance, PNG
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Anga Timilsina

Global Programme Advisor, Anti-Corruption, UNDP ACPIS
Are winning or losing the battle against corruption?Anga Timilsina is the Programme Manager of the UNDP Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (GAIN) – the UNDP global initiative in response to the increasing demand for technical assistance in anti-corruption from more than 130 country... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators
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Aida Arutyunova

Programme Manager of Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (ACPIS), UNDP ACPIS

Tuesday October 23, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 9
  • Organiser United Nations Development Programme


Confronting Tax Evasion and Other Illicit Financial Flows – Time to Translate Commitments into Action
This session will take stock of recent years’ efforts to curb tax evasion and other illicit financial flows, including the follow-up to the Panama Papers, settlements with Swiss banks and other major cases, targeting of enablers of tax evasion constructs, and tax policy and administration related steps taken to prevent evasion. The presenters will provide different perspectives, highlighting their countries’ political, fiscal, and enforcement experiences. The questions posed to the panelists are: (i) What have we learned from recent years’ fight against international tax evasion; (ii) Will exchange of information be a game-changer; (iii) How do we ensure a truly international effort to combat tax evasion; and (iv) How do we strengthen the capacity in developing countries to ensure effective enforcement mechanisms and increased tax revenue?


Duncan Wigan

Associate Professor in International Political Economy, Copenhagen Business School
Duncan Wigan is Associate Professor in International Political Economy at the Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School. His research interests include international taxation, international finance, corporate organization and activism for global economic justice. Currently... Read More →


Kwaku Kwarteng

Deputy Minister for Finance, Ghana

Jonathan Larsen

Deputy Director, IRS Criminal Investigation, USA

Karsten Lauritzen

Minister for Taxation, Denmark

Workshop Coordinators

Fatima Madsen

Policy Advisor, International Coordination, Ministry of Taxation, Denmark

Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Workshop Room 2
  • Organiser The World Bank and the Danish Ministry of Taxation


New Impetus for Anti-Corruption Institutions: UNCAC, Jakarta Principles and Beyond
The last two decades have witnessed a significant growth of Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs) around the world. Today there are more than 100 anti-corruption agencies in the world. Despite their increasing numbers at present, ACAs across the world show only a patch work of successes.  This may be due to a lack of independence, inadequate resources allocation, low capacity of its officials, as well as low level of public trust and support.   Therefore new tools and approaches are needed to make ACAs more accountable to their stakeholders.

The 7th COSP UNCAC Resolution 7/5 calls on state parties to take note of the Jakarta Principles to ensure the necessary independence and competence for anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) in accordance with the Article 6 of the UNCAC. The Jakarta Principles, comprising 16 key principles derived from country experiences and challenges from around the world, provide a roadmap for strengthening ACA independence and effectiveness.

The Jakarta Principles provides key elements that ACAs should have to be able to perform effectively. It contains recommendations on the importance of adequate authorities and resources, accountability and transparency, and also cooperation and collaboration to ensure independent and effective ACAs. However, more discussion on practical examples on how to implement the principles is required.

This workshop aims to define the practical steps to implement the Jakarta Principles as an accountability framework for ACAs in order to create independent and well-functioning ACAs. The workshop also will identify challenges in the application of these principles and also identify how collective action can contribute to strengthen and improve the independence of the ACAs. This IACC workshop invites experts and practitioners from around the world to discuss about the importance of independent and effective anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) in the anti-corruption movement. This workshop also explore the application of the Jakarta Principles as the prospective framework in implementing Article 6 and 36 of the UNCAC

Session Rapporteur: Syafira Larasati

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Tan Sri Abu Kassim

Director General, National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption, Malaysia
Abu Kassim bin MOHAMED, presently is the Director General at the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption, Malaysia. Was born on 5 December 1960 in Selangor, Malaysia.Studied at University Science Malaysia and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science... Read More →

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Emmanuel Farhat

Senior International Affairs Officer, Agence Française Anticorruption (AFA), France
Mr Emmanuel Farhat is a French magistrate with post-graduate training at the National School for the Judiciary in France.Before joining the French Anticorruption Agency, in September 2017, he worked in the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime... Read More →
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Luc Marius Ibriga

Controller General of State, Autorité supérieure de contrôle d'Etat et de Lutte contre la corruption (ASCE-LC), Burkina Faso
Principales qualifications : Management et coordination du contrôle administratif et dela lutte contre la corruption au Burkina FasoNom et prénom(s) : IBRIGA Luc MariusDate et lieu de naissance : 27 septembre 1956 à Korogho (RCI)Nationalité : BurkinabèProfession : Juriste... Read More →
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Samuel de Jaegere

Anti-Corruption Advisor, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Mr. Samuel De Jaegere currently supports policy development on “corruption involving vast quantities of assets” as Anti-Corruption Advisor in the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch in UNODC HQ in Vienna (Austria). Previously, he served for five years as UNODC Regional Anti-Corruption... Read More →
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Akharakit (Ryan) Keeratithanachaiyos

International Affairs Strategy Specialist, Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), Thailand
Akharakit (Ryan) Keeratithanachaiyos specializes in cross-border corruption and money laundering investigation.He joined the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (ONACC) in 2010 as its International Affairs Strategy Specialist, where he provided policy advice and operational... Read More →
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Rukshana Nanayakkara

Advocacy Manager for Sustainable Development Goals, Transparency International Secretariat
Rukshana Nanayakkara is the Advocacy Manager for Sustainable Development Goals at Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin, Germany. His work involves supporting TI chapters and other regional and international networks in prioritizing SDG anti-corruption targets in... Read More →
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Agus Rahardjo

Chairman, Corruption Eradication Commission of Indonesia
Born in Magetan, East Java, in 1956, Agus Rahardjo received his Bachelor degree from Department of Civil Engineering Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November (ITS) Surabaya in 1984. He continued his studies, Master degree, in 1991 at Arthur D. Little Management Education Institute, Cambridge... Read More →
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Matthew Stephenson

Professor, Harvard University Law School
Matthew is the founding editor of the Global Corruption Blog and he has written extensively on the topic of corruption.Matthew Stephenson is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches administrative law, legislation and regulation, anti-corruption law, and political... Read More →
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Eka Tkeshelashvili

Head of Programme, EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI)
Eka Tkeshelasvhili is Head of Program of European Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI). The overall objective of the Program is to improve the implementation of anti-corruption policy in Ukraine, thereby ultimately contributing to a reduction in corruption. Specific objectives of the... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators
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Putri Wijayanti

International Cooperation Specialist, Indonesia Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)
Ms. Putri Rahayu Wijayanti is a Cooperation Specialist of Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK-Indonesia Anti Corruption Agency). Working in KPK since 2007, her current focus of work is to coordinate all international anti-corruption policies and ensuring its implementation of these... Read More →

Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Workshop Room 3
  • Organiser Indonesia Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)


Trends in Combating Corruption in the Private Sector
International anti-corruption standards and domestic anti-bribery laws with extra-territorial reach have highlighted the crucial importance to the private sector of proactively confronting and combating corruption. Public expectations for business to be conducted fairly and with integrity, and for governments to be transparent about public commercial deals, are rising worldwide in the face of repeated corporate corruption scandals and state capture by economic elites.

Private entities represent not only the victims but also the perpetrators of corruption. Dealing with this multi-faceted problem therefore requires a broad range of often complementary anti-corruption measures both on the individual and collective levels, as well as in terms of dealings with public actors and investors. On the corporate level, implementing integrity and compliance programmes is an important step towards preventing corruption. Measures such as anti-corruption due diligence on third parties and the supply chain can help to strengthen integrity in the wider business environment. Collective Action can enable multiple companies to work together and with other actors, including civil society. Interactions with the public sector are also crucial: for example, tackling corruption in large scale investment projects requires multiple actions by governments and the private sector to enable competition and transparency to flourish so that public procurement processes are not tainted by corruption. The potential consequences of engagement by each one of these actors increases exponentially when individual actions are connected and reinforced through collaboration with other state and non-state groups.

This workshop will therefore bring together a panel of experts and practitioners to share their experiences, challenges and lessons learned in order to explore the pathways to strengthening private sector integrity.


Lisa Kristin Miller

Head of Integrity Compliance Office, World Bank

Joel Turkewitz

Lead Public Sector Specialist in the Public Integrity and Openness Directorate in the Governance Global Practice, World Bank

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Gemma Aiolfi

Head of Compliance and Corporate Governance / Collective Action, Basel Institute on Governance
Gemma Aiolfi has been the Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action at the Basel Institute on Governance since July 2013.Prior to that she was Legal Counsel to the Integrity Department and the internal Office of Special Investigations at ABB AG in Oerlikon Zurich... Read More →

Rhoda Appiah

Head of Corporate Affairs and Administration, Public Procurement Authority Ghana

Birtürk Aydın

Partner, Baker McKenzie, Istanbul Office

Ceri Wyn Lawley

Chief Compliance Officer, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group

Jorge Bermúdez Soto

Comptroller General, Chile

Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Workshop Room 5
  • Organiser Alliance for Integrity, the Basel Institute on Governance and the World Bank Group


What Will it Take to Win the Fight Against Corruption in Africa?
Andreas Proksch will moderate a high-level debate at the 18th IACC to answer this question. His debate panel will include among others the Hon. Miarom Begoto, Chairperson of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption. Having declared 2018 as the African anti-corruption year, the AU reminds its citizens of its high-level political commitment fight corruption. The AU is equally rallying its partners around this question. Some of these partners and citizens will join the debate to share experiences and explore solutions to achieve this African Union aspiration. 

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Andreas Proksch

Director General, Sector and Global Programmes Department, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Andreas Proksch has been Director General of GIZ’s new Sector and Global Programmes Department (GloBe) since September 2015. He headed up the company’s Africa Department from 2007 until 2015 and led GTZ’s Corporate Development Unit from 2001 until 2007. He has a total of 17... Read More →

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Honorable Bégoto Miarom

Chairperson of the Board, African Union Advisory Board on Corruption
Hon. Miarom, of Chadian nationality, was elected as a member of the AUABC during the 30th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 25th to 27th January 2017. He took the oath of Office on 24th July 2017 during the inaugural... Read More →
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Edward Ouko

Auditor General, Republic of Kenya
FCPA Edward Ouko is the Auditor-General of the Republic of Kenya since 2011. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (FCA) and is a co-opted Council Member of the Institute representing Africa. He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute... Read More →
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Hannu Shipena

Permanent Secretary, Anti-Corruption Commission in Namibia
Hannu Shipena has been serving as permanent secretary for the Anti-Corruption Commission in Namibia since October 2016. The Anti-Corruption Commission is a State agency established by law to combat and prevent corruption in Namibia. In his role, Mr Shipena ensures operational efficiency... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators
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Nicole Botha

Senior Advisor, Anticorruption and Integrity Programm, Deutsche Gesellschaft fürInternationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Nicole Botha is currently heading the global GIZ Sector Programme on Anticorruption and Integrity in Bonn, Germany. She has over 13 years work experience in development cooperation projects. Nicole’s regional experience focuses on Africa where she has been working on a number of... Read More →

Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Workshop Room 7
  • Organiser Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Wednesday, October 24


Generating new ideas through international cooperation – “How to get to Denmark from China?”
The purpose of workshop is to highlight two important aspects of the international cooperation in the fight against corruption. The first part of the workshop focuses on how countries with different histories and cultures can have a fruitful cooperation and dialogue on anti-corruption. Based on reflections of aspects of the Chinese-Danish cooperation presented by the panel, the objective is to have a general discussion on how to cooperate internationally in generating new ideas for the fight against corruption. The second part focuses on general experiences of international cooperation on selected investigatory activities. Based on practical experiences from international cooperation on fugitive repatriation and asset recovery, the objective of the workshop is to focus on how to strengthen the international cooperation on fugitive repatriation, asset recovery and assistance to investigations.

Session Interpreter: Frances Gao, Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing


Per Fiig

Senior Chief Prosecutor, State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime, Denmark
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Chen Guomeng

Director General of the Department of Case Review, National Commission of Supervision, People's Republic of China
CHEN Guomeng, male, doctor’s degree of law.CHEN is currently Director General (Vice-Ministerial level) of the Department of Case Review, member of the 19th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC.1989.08-1991.08court clerk of the Xiamen Municipal Intermediary People’s... Read More →

Wang Keji

Division Director of the Case Review Department, National Commission of Supervision of China

Jia Luan

Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department, National Commission of Supervision of China

Jørgen Steen Sørensen

Ombudsman, Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman

Workshop Coordinators

Christian Ougaard

Special Legal Adviser, Folketingets Ombudsmand
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Klavs Kinnerup Hede

Director of International Relations, The Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman

Wednesday October 24, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Workshop Room 1
  • Organiser The Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman


DigiMeddle – Kidnapping Democracy in the New Digital Age
This session is intended to be a high-level dynamic panel on the misuse of digital tools and social media, with the goal of swaying public opinion and skewing elections. This discussion is particularly important when considering the recent scandal of Cambridge Analytica in the US presidential elections, and the suspicions of foreign influence in political campaigns around the World. The objective of this session is to draw attention to recent events, as well as discuss possible ways to tackle the issue and thus reduce corruption-risks in the Democratic process.


Catalina Uribe Burcher

Senior Programme Officer, Political Participation and Representation Programme, Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

Rebecca Rumbul

Head of Research, MySociety

Jessica White

Research Analyst, Freedom House

John Wonderlich

Executive Director, Sunlight Foundation

Workshop Coordinators

Vitor Teixeira

Policy Officer EU Integrity, Transparency International EU
Currently working as Policy Officer in the EU integrity team of Transparency International EU. There I focus mainly on issues related with Money in Politics, as well transparency and accountability of the EU Institutions. Prior to joining Transparency International EU I worked as... Read More →

Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 1
  • Organiser Transparency International EU


Financing Development in Post-Conflict and Fragile Environments: Integrity and Corruption Challenges and Lessons from the Multilateral Development Banks
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) commonly finance projects and activities in post-conflict and weak governance environments at significant risk of corruption and the potential misuse of funds.  Following IACC’s theme of “Together for Development, Peace, and Security: Now is the time to Act,” the MDBs will share insights from investigations of fraud, corruption, and other forms of misconduct in high-risk environments. Topics that will be covered include:

•    What challenges do the integrity offices of MDBs face when conducting investigations in post-conflict and weak governance environments?  
•    How can these challenges be addressed to facilitate oversight and investigative activity in capacity-constrained environments?
•    What insights can be shared through investigations of projects in high-risk environments? How can these inform investigative strategy and tactics to better protect funds?

Session Rapporteur: Annelle Gonzales de Jesus

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Chiawen Kiew

Associate Director of Investigations, EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Mr. Kiew is the Associate Director for Investigations at the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), where he oversees the workflow of investigations of and advises the Bank on identifying and responding to allegations... Read More →

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J. David Fielder

Manager, Integrity Vice Presidency, World Bank
J. David Fielder joined INT as the Manager of Operations in December 2011.  His prior experience includes two years as the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) where he supervised investigations of the SEC’s activities... Read More →
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Jan Willem van der Kaaij

European Investment Bank, Inspector General
Jan Willem van der Kaaij is the Inspector General of the European Investment Bank (EIB). In 2002 he became a Member of the Board of Directors of the EIB and assumed the post of Inspector General in 2007. In this position, he is responsible for is responsible for Internal Audit, Anti-Fraud... Read More →
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Laura Profeta

Chief, Office of Institutional Integrity, Inter-American Development Bank
Laura Profeta, Chief of the Office of Institutional Integrity, was appointed Chief Counsel of Sovereign Guaranteed Operations in the IDB’s Legal Department in 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Profeta was a Project Attorney and a Supervising Attorney for Central America and Mexico, and for... Read More →
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Lisa Rosen

Chief Compliance Officer, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Lisa Rosen is the Chief Compliance Officer of the EBRD and is responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of integrity are applied throughout all activities of the EBRD. Ms Rosen’s office conducts Bank-wide integrity and anti-money laundering training courses, advises on... Read More →
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Bubacarr Sankareh

Acting Director, Office of Integrity and Corruption, African Development Bank Group
Bubacarr Sankareh is the Acting Director of the Office of Integrity and Anti-corruption (PIAC) of the African Development Bank (AfDB). Within the AfDB, PIAC has the overriding mandate to conduct independent investigations into allegations of sanctionable practices in AfDB-financed... Read More →
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John Versantvoort

Head, Office of Anticorruption and Integrity, Asian Development Bank
John Versantvoort is the Head of the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI) at Asian Development Bank (ADB) since December 2017. He joined ADB as a sovereign operations lawyer in the Office of the General Counsel in April 2007, where he took on progressive levels of technical... Read More →

Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 3
  • Organiser European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)


The Azerbaijani Laundromat: A Case Study in Journalists and Advocates Partnering to Accelerate Impact in the Global Fight Against Corruption
This session will profile the work of the unprecedented partnership between journalists and civil society activists in the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium (GACC) spearheaded by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and Transparency International (TI). We will spotlight a major investigation in the consortium’s first year that underpins crucial advocacy efforts today: the Azerbaijani Laundromat, by Berlingske and OCCRP, looks into a complex $2.9 billion money and reputational laundering operation via four shell companies registered in the UK. Our aim is to show how global corruption fuels the repression of human rights, the impact achieved through bridging this non-traditional divide, and challenges and lessons learned on the mechanics of this kind of unique collaboration as a model for others embarking on similar partnerships. We will also highlight investigations beyond the GACC, raising similar questions about and opportunities for journalists and advocates partnering on cases of grand corruption. Through this discussion, we hope to identify and engage potential new partners and session participants in hurdles to avoid and ways these alliances can work, while illustrating why they are worth the effort.

Session Rapporteur: Conny Abel

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Camille Eiss

Chief of Global Partnerships and Policy, OCCRP Washington
Camille Eiss is Chief of Global Partnerships and Policy at OCCRP, where she oversees donor, civil society, and policy engagement along with broader mission advancement. She has spent her career working at the intersection of human rights, governance, and international development... Read More →

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Khadija Ismayilova

Regional Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Khadija Ismayilova is an award-winning investigative reporter from Azerbaijan and a regional editor for OCCRP. In the past decade, her investigative reporting has exposed corrupt and lucrative business deals involving President Aliyev’s family members. She has provided irrefutable... Read More →
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Casey Kelso

Advocacy Director, Transparency International
Casey Kelso is Advocacy Director at Transparency International (TI) Secretariat. Casey joined the TI Secretariat as the Director for the Africa and the Middle East Department in October 2005 until his appointment as Advocacy Director in 2016. Prior to that, he was the chief executive... Read More →
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Paul Radu

Executive Director and Investigative Reporter, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard, Visual investigative Scenarios (VIS) visualization software and a co-founder of RISE Project, a platform for investigative reporters... Read More →
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Ilia Shumanov

deputy director, Transparency International - Russia
Ilia Shumanov is deputy director of Transparency International Russia. He participated in developing amendments to Russian federal law on contracting systems and also on law enforcement. Mr. Shumanov conducted a number of journalistic and civic anti-corruption investigations focusing... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators
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Stella Roque

Chief Communications Officer, OCCRP
Stella Roque is Chief Communications Officer for OCCRP and Transparency International's Global Anti-Corruption Consortium. Prior to joining OCCRP, she did a stint with RFI English Service and was an English-language editor for quarterly African affairs journal Géopolitique Africaine... Read More →

Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 5
  • Organiser the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium (GACC)


The Poorest Feeding the Richest?: New approaches to foster recovery of stolen assets from developing countries and support Domestic Resources Mobilization
It is estimated that 1 trillion US$ illegally flows out of developing and emerging countries per year, instead of being invested into sound infrastructure, education and health systems. In 2017 a landmark decision of a French court revealed the lavish fortune of the Vice-president of Eq. guinea highlighting the need to increase the control of outflows in Africa and inflows in Europe. Even though efforts to trace confiscate and return stolen assets have risen significantly since the entry into force of the UN Convention against Corruption, the amounts returned to victim states still are vanishingly small. As acknowledged in the Financing for Development discourse, accelerating asset recovery bears a significant potential for Domestic Resource Mobilization and can help to finance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. In the proposed panel, CSOs representative and activists will talk about the impact of an emblematic case such as the one of Eq. Guinea in citizen’s lives. Kenyan and Indonesian law enforcement practitioners and CSOs will exchange on best practices including policy approaches and legislative measures to improve asset recovery. The role of CSOs in ensuring safeguards to prevent new illegal flows and monitor the return of the assets will be also object of discussion as well as the best practices from Indonesia from law enforcement point of view.

Corruption is one the most important sources of the illicit financial flows undermining the trust into the state institutions and Rule-of-Law principles as well as hindering inclusive growth and sustainable development. UNCAC prescribes the fundamental principle of returning stolen assets and the key role of CSOs in preventing and eradicating corruption. A key anti-corruption tool would benefit from an open exchange between practitioners and CSOs. Effective asset recovery acts as a clear sanction and as a deterrent for future corrupt officials.

Anti-corruption and asset recovery practitioners, other financial investigators from developing, emerging and developed countries, national policy makers, NGOs as well as national and international donor agencies.  

The workshop will give insights on the importance of asset recovery laying out the impact examples and most recent national and international experiences in recovering and returning stolen assets compare and analyze the pros and contras of different approaches. It aims at inspiring active exchange and producing further searching questions to foster the current asset recovery discourse.
The session report will be publish on the GIZ Intranet News side; also on EGJustice website and network and TI networks on Asset recovery; key messages of the workshop will be fed into the social media like Facebook and Twitter including the partner institutions.

Session Rapporteur: Lucas Olo Fernandes


Johannes Michael Ferguson

Head, Global Program Combatting Illicit Financial Flows, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Johannes Michael Ferguson is Head of GIZ’s Global Program Combatting Illicit Financial Flows in Berlin/Bonn, Germany. Leading an international team working in Europe, Africa and Latin America, Mr. Ferguson is responsible for implementation of the program´s holistic approach, that... Read More →


Rizki Bayhaqi

Asset Tracing and Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Deputy for Enforcement of the Corruption Eradication Commission of Republic of Indonesia (KPK RI)
Rizki Bayhaqi is an asset tracing and anti-money laundering specialist in the Deputy for Enforcement of the Corruption Eradication Commission of Republic of Indonesia (KPK RI). He has been practicing since 2011. Prior to joining KPK RI, he worked as a corporate lawyer with the law... Read More →

Laurène Bounaud

Executive Director, Transparency International France
Laurène Bounaud is the Executive Director of the French chapter of Transparency International. Since 2007, Transparency France has been dealing with several large-scale corruption cases targeting several ruling African heads of states, their close associates and relatives; all of... Read More →

Delfin Mocache

Director, Diario Rombe
Delfin Mocache is director of Diario Rombe, an online media platform based in Valencia, Spain. This activist was a key witness in the court hearing that convicted the Vice president of Equatorial Guinea in Paris in October 2017. Since its foundation, Diario Rombe has published the... Read More →

Halakhe Waqo

Commission’s Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) of Kenya
Halakhe Waqo is the Commission’s Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) of Kenya. Mr. Waqo has experience in international development and humanitarian work spanning over 20 years. He is an expert in peace building and conflict management... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators

Olga Ametistova

Advisor , Global Program Combating Illicit Financial Flows, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Olga Ametistova joined 2017 the GIZ Global Program “Combatting Illicit Financial Flows”. Since then she advises the GIZ in the issues of Asset Recovery and Mutual Legal Assistance. Olga is responsible for the international cooperation in criminal matters, inter-agency cooperation... Read More →

Wednesday October 24, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room 7
  • Organiser Transparency International


Corruption and the Post Election Challenge
There are a variety of cases where political parties have been elected on an anti-corruption ticket but have then stalled in action for lack of a coherent and manageable programme or have undertaken an ill-considered programme which can be seen to have failed a few years later. Such cases include Georgia, Nigeria, Uganda, and Peru. Comparable cases have occurred in the City, Province or State level as in Rome and Delhi State. It is high time for anti-corruption movement to analyse past experience and challenges and propose guidelines for such incoming governments which have the power to implement an effective anti-corruption programme.

Session Rapporteur: Gillian Dell

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Laurence Cockcroft

Transparency International UK
Laurence Cockcroft is a co-founder of TI and served on its Board from 1993 to 1999 and from 2001-3. He also served as the Chairman of TI (UK) from 2000 to 2008 and has been particularly active in fostering its work on corruption in the defence sector. His book ‘Global Corruption... Read More →

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Cynthia Gabriel

Executive Director, C4, Malaysia
Cynthia Gabriel, is easily recognized as a key advocate of human rights and good governance in Malaysia. She has spent most of her professional life in the field of advancing democratic freedoms, reforms and policy change in the country and region. Academically well rounded, she... Read More →
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Anupama Jha

Founder, Initiatives for Transparency and Accountability
Anupama Jha is the Founder Director of the Initiatives for Transparency and Accountability (ITA),a Delhi based not-for-profit organization working in the areas of Governance, Business Integrity, Transparency and Accountability.She is the former Executive Director of the Indian Chapter... Read More →
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Rueben Lifuka

Vice Chair/ President, Transparency International/ TI Zambia
Rueben Lifuka is an architect and an environmental consultant and managing partner with Riverine Zambia Limited. He is the founder and a director of the consultancy firm Dialogue Africa and chair of the National Governing Council of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism process in Zambia... Read More →

Jose Ugaz

President, Proetica

Workshop Coordinators

Gillian Dell

Head of Conventions Unit, Transparency International

Wednesday October 24, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop Room 3
  • Organiser Transparency International


Promoting Accountable and Transparent Institutions at all Levels
Promoting public integrity is necessary to achieve SDGs and is key in the achievement of SDG16 to foster accountability and transparency in public life. Such a culture of accountability and integrity is powerful to prevent corrupt practices and participates in the efforts to fight against corruption.
Confronted for instance with the “Lava Jato” case involving public officials and SOEs, commitments and innovative projects emerged to strengthen public accountability and financial transparency. They cover commitments and actions within the OGP, but also national or local public integrity and financial transparency initiatives and reforms. The Network for integrity –14 institutions worldwide working to strengthen public integrity, transparency, and ethics– is a platform to discuss best practices of members & partners.
Discussions will cover presentations of experiments fostering a public culture of accountability. This will be an opportunity to recall the commitments to supporting SDG16.

Session Rapporteur: Emilie Cazenave

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Emile J. M. Van Der Does De Willebois

Coordinator of the StAR Initiative, World Bank
Emile Van Der Does De Willebois is the coordinator for the Stolen Asset Recovery initiative (StAR). StAR is a joint World Bank/ UNODC initiative that aims to assist countries in the return of proceeds of corruption to their countries. Emile, a Dutch national, has been with the Bank... Read More →

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Lisa Gamgani

Secretary General, High Authority for transparency in public life
Ms. Lisa Gamgani is the Secretary General of the High Authority for transparency in public life. The High Authority is an independent administrative authority, acting for the French State without being subject to the government’s authority, to strengthen exemplarity and promote integrity amongst some 15 800 French elected and non-elected high ranking public officials. The... Read More →
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Laura Pop

Sr. Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank
Laura Pop is a Sr. Financial Sector Specialist with the World Bank Financial Market Integrity/Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative(StAR) team. Since joining the World Bank in 2009, she has advised countries on multiple areas of financial disclosure (enhancing the legal framework, using... Read More →
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Tetiana Shevchuk

Legal Counsel, Anti-corruption Action Center in Ukraine
Ms Shevchuk is an asset recovery and anti-money laundering expert of Anti-corruption Action Centre (Ukraine). Her focus is on anti-corruption, asset recovery, and anti-money laundering initiatives. She works on the development of new tools and enhancing cooperation between governments... Read More →
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Joel Salas Suarez

Commissioner, National Institute for transparency, access to information and private data protection
He holds a B.A. in International Trade by the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (Mexico) and a Master’s degree in Political Science by the Institut des Hautes Études de l'Amérique Latine (France).He was Head of the Unit for Transparency Polices and International... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators
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Emilie Cazenave

International Partnerships Coordinator, High Authority for Transparency in Public Life (HATVP)
Emilie Cazenave is the international partnerships coordinator at the High Authority for transparency in public life, in its Legal and studies division. This division’s missions are to manage the legal activities, provide expertise to declarants and public institutions, notably with regard to conflicts of interest and regulation of revolving doors, to draft studies and reports and coordinate... Read More →

Wednesday October 24, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop Room 5
  • Organiser Network for Integrity and World Bank


Time to Clean Up the Act: Preventing Corruption in State-Owned Enterprises
State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) are at the centre of current international attention. With news of SOE corruption cases making headlines over the past years (Petrobras, Telia), the international policy community has made integrity in SOEs a clear priority. This workshop will serve as the platform to discuss recommendations for government, business and civil society to improve integrity and transparency of SOEs. The discussion will concretely feed into the OECD and G20 processes, amongst others, in developing international guidance for governments on integrity and anti-corruption in their SOE sectors. At the same time, it will showcase practical examples from around the world on how SOEs can stay free from corruption and better fulfil their purpose of acting for the public good. The workshop is hosted by three organisations that have made significant contributions to the topic: the EBRD, Transparency International and the OECD who has led the SOE discourse for many years.

Session Rapporteur: Melissa Khemani

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Lisa Rosen

Chief Compliance Officer, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Lisa Rosen is the Chief Compliance Officer of the EBRD and is responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of integrity are applied throughout all activities of the EBRD. Ms Rosen’s office conducts Bank-wide integrity and anti-money laundering training courses, advises on... Read More →

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Hans Christiansen

Senior Economist, Corporate Affairs Division/Head of the OECD Secretariat to the Working Party on State Ownership and Privatisation Practices, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Mr. Hans Christiansen is a Senior Economist in the OECD Corporate Affairs Division. He joined the Division after previous postings in the OECD Investment Division, Financial Affairs Division and the Economics Directorate. Prior to joining OECD, he worked for the Bank for International... Read More →
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Daniel Gontijo Motta

General Co-ordinator of Auditing State-Owned Enterprises, Office of the Comptroller General of Brazil
Daniel holds a degree in civil engineering and has specialization in financial auditing. He has been working for the Brazilian Comptroller General's Office (CGU) since 2008, where he audits State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and supervises the application of public resources. He currently... Read More →
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Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio

Chair of the Board, Transparency International
The former president of Transparency International’s chapter in Argentina, Poder Ciudadano, Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio has served as chief advisor for several representatives and senators at the Argentine National Congress and has advised the Constitutional Committee of both the... Read More →
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Tamer Shaheen

Senior Compliance Officer, Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
Mr. Tamer Shaheen is a Senior Compliance Officer for the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC), a state-owned enterprise operating under the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, responsible for the production, distribution, transmission and control of electricity... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators
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Alison McMeekin

Policy Analyst, Corporate Affairs Division, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Policy analyst at the OECD, Alison has spent almost five years working on integrity in state-owned enterprises and in the public sector more broadly, from the perspective of control and audit, risk management and evaluation. She worked on similar topics at the Transparency International... Read More →

Wednesday October 24, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop Room 7
  • Organiser Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)